well, we seem to be back on track guys. this week we've bagged just over 50 miles, which for early January and the tasty conditions out there i feel is a good effort. charlie is hyper on every outing, his energy is boundless.
for me though the snow and ice is forcing me to run at a very steady pace, which i like! but with greater effort. i wonder how much more effort exactly is used running in snow than normal..it feels like a lot!
to keep it safe we've been running locally where we know every inch of the land. but even yesterday the variabilty of snow depth was incredible down one field alone! you're running on a more compact less deep surface one minute and the next you're missing the bottom half of your legs!
here's a few snaps from saturdays outing. the weather kept changing. one minute a sun strewn winter wonderland followed quickly by dark skies and light snow flurries. and so it kept alternating. the wind chill was also very noticeable for the first time.
fresh snow...nose lickin' good
up on gun hill
the roaches looking moody
hen cloud looking less moody (5 mins after taking the roaches pic)
round tittersworth reservoir (with a brief stop to refuel on mrs uc's spiced apple cake)
over to a frozen rudyard lake
and finally, back home via our local church (called the church in the wilderness) where me and mrs uc got hitched and our kids christened
a good week to snowboard us into the next with a slight mileage hike..here we go again!